Electromagnetic clutches to switch auxiliary units
Auxiliary units must be reliable at all times, particularly, in vehicles with important tasks. The resistance against dust and moisture and the emergency-off function makes a difference.
In urban areas, Kendrion electromagnetic clutches are primarily used in disposal/waste-collection vehicles for engaging/disengaging hydraulic pumps. Here, the clutch ensures that the hydraulic pump is engaged during the loading procedure and disengaged during travel. Energy savings and reduced wear on the pump are the effects of this technology – benefiting the auxiliary units, the environment and our customers as vehicle operators!
Another important function – specifically when being used in disposal/waste-collection vehicles – is having the possibility to immediately stop the hydraulic system in case of emergencies, and thus the press from any given operation point – The so-called emergency-off function is a real lifesaver. Kendrion’s technology - tried and tested!
Kendrion's electromagnetic clutches are also used in fire engines for actuating water pumps. Another application of Kendrion's electromagnet technology is found in hybrid vehicles at airports. Kendrion clutches provide reliable, on-demand switching between the electric motor and the combustion engine.
In all of these individual applications in municipal vehicles, Kendrion is also characterized by a high degree of flexibility with regard to customer requirements. In this way, Kendrion's electromagnetic clutches are adapted to the specific applications, for example, by dimensioning pulleys and bearings to customer requirements and operating conditions.